desecrate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To violate the sacredness of; profane.
    • To divest of a sacred character or office; to divert from a sacred function; to violate the sanctity of; to profane; to put to an unworthy usage; -- the alternative of consecrate.
  • verb:
    • To profane or violate the sacredness or sanctity of something.
    • to eliminate the consecration from someone or something like that; to deconsecrate.
    • To wrongly transform.
    • violate the sacred personality of a place or language
    • take away the consecration from a person or an object
  • others:
    • To divest of sacred or hallowed character or company; divert from a sacred function or appropriation; treat with sacrilege; profane; pollute.

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